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Perfectly purple

Not my favourite way to start an early morning - a Blue Screen of Death on my computer while I was uploading my photos. Good news, however, as far as the hacking/scamming of my computer about two weeks ago is concerned. I managed to get my money refunded from the 'company', which is great!


As you can tell from this morning's postings, I made the most of a few hours of mixed sunshine and cloud, and made a visit to the Calgary Zoo yesterday, 5 October 2018. I find that a bright, sunny day gives more light inside the Conservatory. Not that it really mattered, as there were only three tropical butterflies left - and those three were being harassed by several young children, so I came home with just one butterfly photo. The tropical plants were in better shape and offered lots of cheery colour.


Mainly because I got to the Zoo part way through the afternoon, I got no further than the Conservatory, which is always my favourite place. This time, I did see two Red Pandas and the beautiful Giant Pandas that are on loan to the Zoo for five (?) years. Gobi, the baby Bactrian Camel was snuggled next to one of the adults. Managed to catch one of the Japanese Macaques when it was down on the ground, though the double wire fencing makes photos a challenge. A new addition to the Zoo is a Pallas's Cat. These animals look so funny/cute, but yesterday it was curled up inside a dark log, with just its tail protruding.


I was so thankful that I made this one last visit to the Zoo till next spring, as I found out that 'my' parking lot closes in a couple of days' time. This always happens each winter, and the other, main lot is out of my driving comfort zone.

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Taken on October 5, 2018